How to Get Data from RAW File System?

“Today morning when I turned on my Windows system, an error message appeared on the screen, it states that ‘There was an error accessing drive D:. The disk is not formatted.’ To fix the problem I run CHKDSK utility, but it also complaining that ‘The type of file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives’ on PC. Now I am unable to access data stored on RAW file system. Please anyone help me out regarding this issue. Thanks in advance!!”

Apart from some normal system users, most of the computer savvy users are aware about how file system play crucial role in organizing files and folders in computer hard drive. However, it is true that file system is not exempted from corruption issues. When file system on hard disk drive gets damage, then its status become RAW as discussed in above specified scenario. Corrupt file system status can be checked in partition table as well as in volume boot sector on system. There are various factors leads to RAW file system, let us discuss some of them:

  • Severe virus / malware attacks on system hard drive is the primary reasons for RAW file system
  • Sometimes incorrect data operations corrupts file system and make it RAW
  • Abnormally system shutdown while some applications are running in background may also contributes to RAW file system

Apart from these, there are many other reasons for RAW file system on Windows hard disk drive. But recovering lost or inaccessible data from RAW file system on Windows system is highly possible by using any data recovery software like Yodot Hard Drive recovery.

RAW File System Data Recovery Software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is highly rated data recovery software used to retrieve erased or inaccessible data from RAW file system on Windows computer. This application helps you to recover various files such as MS Office files (DOC, DOCX, PPTX, XLS, XLSX, PPT etc), audio files (MP3, AMR, M4b, MIDI, MP4, AIFF, WAV, AIF etc), photos (IMG, JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, PSD, etc.) video files (MPG, 3G, AVI, MPEG, MOV, MP4, 3GP, etc.) and many other files from hard drive having RAW file system. Including hard drive showing RAW file system, the program can also recover data from RAW flash drive, RAW external hard drive, RAW SSD and other storage devices. Furthermore, this tool has the ability to restore erased or missing data from FAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExtFAT file systems. The application works well with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Data Recovery from RAW File System Using Yodot Software:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install to a health Windows system
  • Connect hard drive the showing RAW file system error to that Windows computer
  • Open the application and follow the on-screen steps
  • Use “Partition Recovery” option to restore data from RAW file system
  • Now, the system displays all the partitions or devices connected to it
  • Select the drive from where data is to be restored
  • The program scans the selected drive thoroughly and displays lost data
  • View the rescuable data in 2 views i.e. data view and file type view
  • Mark the desired files and folders from the list, which you want to bring back and click on "Next"
  • Finally, browse for the destination location to save your retrieved data (But not to the same hard drive that showing RAR file system to avoid data overwriting)

Preventive Tips:

  • Sustain an updated anti-virus software to find and remove viruses or malwares present on system
  • Avoid force system shutdown while some applications are still running in background
  • Always keep backup of essential data on some external storage devices

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